Thursday, May 26, 2011

American Idol's First Latino Winner?

Well, sort of.

Turns out the "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, at left, has something in common with judge Jennifer López– a Puerto Rican ancestry.

While McCreery was born in 1993 in Garner, North Carolina, U.S.A., his father Michael McCreery, was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican mother from San Juan and an Anglo-American father. His grandmother is Puerto Rican. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, he confirmed that he has Puerto Rican ancestry. "Yes, I'm Puerto Rican," said McCreery with a smile. "I have a little bit of J.Lo [a reference to Jennifer López] in me."

He is the youngest male to have won "American Idol" and the second youngest (next to Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks) overall. His first single, "I Love You This Big," is currently available.

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